CAMBRIDGE, UK – Mar. 18, 2002 – ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, today announced that the Chip Implementation Center, part of the National Science Council of Taiwan R.O.C., has licensed the ARM922T™ microprocessor core. Through the Chip Implementation Center (CIC), several Taiwanese universities will be able to use the licence to design ARM922T core-based SoCs for academic research projects.
By licensing the ARM922T core, which will be used for a wide range of research projects, university students will benefit from early exposure to one of the world's best-known and widely-used microprocessor architectures.
"One of the most significant challenges faced by every player in the silicon industry is the problem of recruiting talented engineers," said Philip Lu, president, ARM Taiwan. "By licensing the ARM922T microprocessor core to CIC, we are effectively ensuring that there will be a pool of highly-skilled graduates in Taiwan in the future. At the same time, we are also underlining our commitment to grow our presence in Taiwan and offer the best support possible."
"Taiwan is already established as one of the world's leading technology production centers, and or engineers are looking to expand their technical know-how and expertise to enable them to develop more value-added key components and system products," said Chen-Yi Lee, Director of Chip Implementation Center. "This agreement will give our R&D engineers of tomorrow access to one of the most popular microprocessor architectures and allow them to gain considerable expertise in designing ARM core-based SoCs."
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